WHO Affirms Supporting Libya in Fight Against Pandemic

WHO Representative in Libya Elizabeth Hoff has pledged that the organization will support the emergency and medical services in Libya to reinforce the health workers’ capabilities.

Hoff’s statements came during her visit to the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte on Tuesday, during which she vowed to continue providing the necessary protective equipment to prevent the spread of the virus in hospitals.

This came as Libya reported 26 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic in March to 2,151, according to the National Center for Disease Control.

Also, the country registered 561 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 131,262.

For its part, the Libyan Scientific Advisory Committee on the coronavirus pandemic in western Libya said that its in talks with COVAX to ensure access to more vaccines.

Also, Suleiman Abu Sriwil, the Head of the Supreme Advisory Committee for Vaccinations, said that Libya signed a deal to receive 2.8 million vaccine doses that will arrive at the end of the first quarter of 2021.

According to Sriwi, medial workers, the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases will have the priority to receive the jabs first.